We have eggs!

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Re: We have eggs!

Post by mlakers » Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:06 pm

My kreisel tank is all set. One of the smaller tanks has freshly hatched baby brine shrimp swimming around now just waiting to be eaten. I also put a few brine shrimp eggs in the big saltwater pool in the tat, just in case. They'll take a few days still to hatch but it may make the pool seem more "alive" and any babies will have food source right away. I switched out my sw pool to be a little shallower, with easy access for Garbo (my gravid female) using a ramp of shells and sand. I upped the temp in the tat to about 84 because I noticed the gravid female was hanging out in the warmest areas of the tank. Tomorrow is the new moon. Hoping that brings us babies! I think the nursery is ready. :banana:

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Re: We have eggs!

Post by mlakers » Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:10 pm

Oh, and the other female (I'm pretty sure) no longer has eggs. :( I think she must have dropped or eaten them or something. My tank has a TON of isopods, too, so they may have gotten to them. But Garbo is still acting sluggish and checking out the saltwater pool so I'm hopeful.

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Re: We have eggs!

Post by mlakers » Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:30 pm

I'm having trouble figuring out how to post a picture. Can I upload directly from my device? I have a shot of my improvised kreisel setup that might be useful. Also a shot of the hatched brine shrimp. Hubby ordered me a macro lens for my iPhone, so hopefully if I get babies I can share some good shots. The ones others have posted have been invaluable to me as I've been researching this. :)

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Re: We have eggs!

Post by Kermie16 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:29 am

Sounds so exciting!! I'm technologically challenged so I would not have any helpful suggestions on the picture upload thing but I hope to see pics soon


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Re: We have eggs!

Post by Just Jay » Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:18 pm

mlakers wrote:I'm having trouble figuring out how to post a picture. Can I upload directly from my device? I have a shot of my improvised kreisel setup that might be useful. Also a shot of the hatched brine shrimp. Hubby ordered me a macro lens for my iPhone, so hopefully if I get babies I can share some good shots. The ones others have posted have been invaluable to me as I've been researching this. :)
i had to download tapatalk to get be able to up load photos but now i can upload photos from my phone so i guess its ok.

still, so very exciting!! i cant wait to see your tank and i hope your crab mommy does well!

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Post by GotButterflies » Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:36 pm

I also use Tapatalk to upload photos! Best wishes! I'll be praying for your success!!!


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Re: We have eggs!

Post by mlakers » Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:54 pm

Excellent. Tapatalk is now downloaded. Thanks for the help. ..... (Sigh. Just tried to post a picture. Now I have to make an account and give up my personal information. Ugh. I hate that. Will think about whether I'm ready to go all in. Maybe if the eggs hatch.)


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Re: We have eggs!

Post by Krist0ph » Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:40 pm

GotButterflies wrote:I'll be praying for your success!!!
Me too! :clap:
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Re: We have eggs!

Post by Nonna » Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:16 pm

Updates??? Sure hope so!

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Re: We have eggs!

Post by mlakers » Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:16 pm

Nothing yet! So frustrated. I'll wait at least until Thursday, but I after that I think I can safely assume she dropped them somewhere else. :oops:

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Re: We have eggs!

Post by Rawrgeous » Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:27 am

http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/ph ... =8&t=87783

That is a link to our picture posting guide. Hope it helps. :)

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Re: We have eggs!

Post by mlakers » Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:31 pm

VERY helpful, Rawrgeous. Thank you! I'm feeling more optimistic this afternoon.
Garbo has been very restless, pacing back and forth to the water pools. Her
Behavior is definitely unusual. Gives me hope. And my mantra today is Pleasehitthepool.
Pleasehitthepool.

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Re: We have eggs!

Post by PinchersAndShells » Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:27 pm

I'm so nervous and excited!
I would like to see pictures of your kreisel setup too, I'm thinking about maybe trying out breeding when I'm older and have room and time to do so...
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Re: We have eggs!

Post by Rawrgeous » Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:18 am

Oh my goodness. Let's go Garbo! In the pool we goooo! XD

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Re: We have eggs!

Post by mlakers » Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:25 am

Still restlessly pacing back and forth to the saltwater pool.

And the crab is, too.

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